Cold black bean salad with a bite! It makes a great side dish for any Mexican or Southwestern dish. This recipe has become a healthy favorite in our family. Adjust the amount of serrano pepper to suit your spice tolerance.
A refreshing and authentic Mexican shrimp cocktail with plenty of spicy flavors makes a perfect starter or a light meal on a hot summer day. Serve it chilled with saltine crackers on the side. The trick is to start with well-chilled shrimp, ketchup, and clam-tomato juice so it can be ready after only chilling 1 hour in the fridge.
Catfish fillets are coated with a spicy seasoning mix, and pan-fried outdoors in a hot cast-iron skillet for an authentically Cajun main dish that's done in only a few minutes. Watch out, though, the smoke is intense.
A host of vegetables are in every bite of this substantial casserole. Onions, garlic, mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes, oregano and brown sugar are in the sauce, while spinach, cottage cheese, basil, eggs Parmesan and mozzarella make the filling.
Assemble the ingredients the night before, and bake this casserole in the morning. Stand back and wait for the compliments. I've made it with fat free cottage cheese, egg substitute, and reduced fat sausage; the taste is still wonderful!
Small pockets of dough are filled with cabbage and hard-cooked egg before baking. I'm Russian, and this recipe has been handed down from my grandma. They taste delicious, and are a great comfort food (or any other food).